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In order to meet ASU's sustainability goals, all equipment must be EPEAT Gold certified as per the ASU Purchasing Manual code PUR 210: Green Purchasing. You can search for EPEAT certification at http://www.epeat.net/.
When making a computer and/or technology-related purchase use the following workflow:
In keeping with the university computing standard, the unit will provide tenure-track faculty members with a single computer (desktop or laptop). This change is necessary to begin the process of creating a sustainable, computer replacement schedule. In order to receive a replacement computer, you will be required to turn in all of your ASU computers (desktops and laptops).
In the event that you cease to be employed by the Department of English, you are required to contact Bruce Matsunaga (firstname.lastname@example.org) to arrange for the return of your equipment.
For more extensive IT policies, refer to the CLAS IT Policies.
Your initial computer purchase will come out of your ASU start-up account. The department will subsequently replace a single computer based on priority and budgetary limitations after your initial computer’s life span (approximately 5 years). Due to the wait for replacement computers due to our budgetary limitations, we recommend purchasing a replacement or supplemental computer at the end of your start-up. Please note that any computer you order must meet the ASU criteria listed under Custom Technology Orders (See the Standard Configurations tab).
We can purchase other types of computers for individuals with their own funds (startup, grants, etc.) under the following conditions:
In accordance with ASU Information Security Standards, we recommend all computers that contain sensitive information be encrypted. For more information, see: https://getprotected.asu.edu/content/device-data-encryption
If you wish to bring your own computing device for work purposes, Faculty, Staff, and Students can install Office 365 (and the related Office suite) on up to five computers and devices for free.
To get Office 365 go to https://login.microsoftonline.com/
If you are using OS X and you are an Outlook user, you may wish to install the new Outlook for Mac
Adobe Creative Cloud is avalible for Faculty and Staff for $10/year.
Other ASU provided software is listed at My.ASU > My Apps.
There are plenty of free antivirus options available. Please install one. See http://getprotected.asu.edu/ for training and tips.
ASU currently has an agreement in place to provide Avast Antivirus for Mac to all Mac users at ASU. The current Mac download of Avast is available from the MyApps website. In addition, students, faculty, and staff can also acquire Avast Antivirus for personal systems (Win & OSX). Users can go to https://www.avast.com/students and download a free copy for their system at home.